Jesus absorbed evil on the cross. Look at Isaiah 53:
- Jesus was despised and rejected (Isa 53:3)
- He took up our infirmities (Isa 53:4)
- He carried our sorrows (Isa 53:4)
- Jesus was pierced for our transgressions (Isa 53:5)
- He took the punishment that brought us peace (Isa 53:5)
- He was crushed and suffered (Isa 53:10)
Jesus took on evil, but he scorned the shame (Hebrews 12:2).
He scorned the shame.
Jesus embraced evil, yet singled out shame and scorned it.
What does that mean? To be honest, I don't know exactly. To scorn means to "to reject, refuse, or ignore with contempt or disdain" (Dictionary.com). At the least, this Scripture tells us that we have no business wallowing around in shame! As imitators of Christ and people forgiven by God, we must reject shame! Don't allow it to take root in your emotions or thoughts!
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